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Ohio dealership selling 750-hp supercharged 2020 Ford Mustang GTs for $45,000

Beechmont Ford Mustang GTAn Ohio Ford dealer is selling 750-horsepower 2020 Ford Mustang GT models for $44,994, according to Car and Driver. That’s just 10 hp less than the 2020 Shelby GT500, which starts at $71,495. So if you can live without the Shelby’s track-focused suspension, brakes, and aero, this could be the horsepower bargain you want. Beechmont Ford in…

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1970 Monteverdi High Speed 375S brings Italian style, American muscle to Jay Leno’s Garage

1970 Monteverdi High Speed 375S on Jay Leno's GarageAmerican V-8s have found their way into numerous European sports cars over the years, creating memorable hybrids like the Shelby Cobra. This episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” features a car that married an American V-8 with Italian bodywork. The 1970 Monteverdi High Speed 375S was the result of an argument. Much like Italian tractor mogul Ferruccio…

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Jeep Wrangler with 392 6.4-liter V-8 teased ahead of Ford Bronco reveal

Jeep Wrangler 392 teaserJeep may crash the 2021 Ford Bronco’s party early. On Saturday, the off-road brand teased a Jeep Wrangler with a 392 cubic-inch V-8 on Facebook. The single shadowy teaser image shows a 392 badge on the hood of a Wrangler. A raised hood scoop appears to be a functional and feed cold air to cool the big V-8. The fender flares are painted body color…

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Lamborghini Sian Roadster, Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron, BMW M4: This Week’s Top Photos

Lamborghini Sian RoadsterLamborghini launched an open-top version of its 807-horsepower Sian supercar, and with just 19 destined for production the aggressive roadster is even more exclusive than the coupe. Keep the accelerator floored and the car will eventually top out somewhere around 217 mph. Audi is developing a new compact crossover SUV with battery-electric power…

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No street-legal car will be able to catch the Lotus Evija from 0-186 mph

Lotus Evija productionThe Lotus Evija battery-electric hypercar hasn’t entered production yet, but it already appears to have broken at least one record. The Evija (pronounced “E-vi-ya”) could be the quickest street-legal car from 0-186 mph, according to the company’s estimates. Lotus previously said the Evija would do 0-186 mph in less than 9.0 seconds. Top Gear noted…

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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan preview: Update for compact crossover with a light touch

2022 Volkswagen TiguanIf you need another reason to fast forward to next year, perhaps VW has one for you. The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan that appeared Tuesday was unveiled more than a year before it arrives in the U.S., leapfrogging the 2021 Tiguan that hasn’t arrived yet. (If you’re wondering why, it’s because orders for the European version are open and Americans have…

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First drive review: 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS delivers on the street and track

2021 Porsche Cayenne GTSFor most automakers, SUVs are boxes on wheels, family-friendly mobile cargo carriers that excel at trips to Home Depot far more than laps around a racetrack. Porsche wants it both ways. The company dictates that its SUVs perform on a racetrack and for daily use. And among Porsche SUVs, the best performer is the new 2021 Cayenne GTS. Very few…

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2020 Woodward Dream Cruise canceled due to coronavirus

Woodward 2009The 2020 Woodward Dream Cruise is the latest automotive event to be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event’s organizing board voted Monday to cancel the annual summer car cruise through the heart of Detroit and surrounding towns. Organizers were concerned about the ability to maintain social distancing and whether participants…

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2021 Kia K5 preview: Optima replacement arrives with fastback design, 290 horsepower

2021 Kia K5The Kia Optima has consistently delivered for buyers on a budget looking for a svelte, sporty sedan. For 2021, Optima fans have a prettier, more powerful replacement to yearn for, only now the car is called a K5. The name is actually what Optimas have been known as in Kia’s home market of Korea. Like its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Sonata, the…

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100th Anniversary Special Edition Mazda MX-5 Miata celebrates a century of business, 60 years of cars

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition and R360Mazda is launching a special edition MX-5 Miata to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. Announced Monday in a Mazda press release, the car is scheduled to arrive in United States dealerships later this year. While Mazda was founded in 1920, the company didn’t produce its first car—the R360—until 1960. The R360 was a “kei car,” a…

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